I am grateful to say I was born and raised in Mendocino. I began throwing pots in High School at Mendocino Art Center with instructor Bill Brazill. I was instantly hooked. Sports were a main focus of mine throughout my youth. By my senior year of High School I was captain of the Varsity soccer and basketball teams. Mid-soccer season I broke my leg in a car accident. No longer mobile, the potter's wheel became my outlet. I was extremely dedicated to honing my throwing skills and during this period I was quite prolific. I graduated from Chico State University in 2009, majoring in Media Arts while also studying ceramics and music. I am now a shelf renter at Mendocino Art Center and enjoy spending my time there making mostly utilitarian pottery like drums, flower pots, beer steins and large bowls.
In addition to ceramics, I also practice photography, video, graphic design, web development and music production.